Our work on "The Urinary Resistome of Clinically Healthy Companion Dogs: Potential One Health Implications" was just selected by MDPI as one of the editor's choice articles.

The Take-Away:
Not only is dog pee not sterile, but it contains microbes that carry a significant amount of antimicrobial resistances (AMR) that can affect the pet parents and public health!

Our study
It aimed to elucidate the AMR-gene presence in microorganisms recovered from urine from clinically healthy dogs to highlight public health considerations. The presence of AMR genes that confer resistance to medically important antibiotics suggests that dogs may serve as reservoirs of clinically relevant resistomes, with pathogenic potential for humans and dogs.

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Definitions (According to WHO)
Antimicrobials – including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics – are medicines used to prevent and treat infections in humans, animals and plants.

Antimicrobial resistance occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites change over time and no longer respond to medicines making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness, and death. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines become ineffective and infections become increasingly difficult or impossible to treat.
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